Research Opportunities

Tufts Biology and Psychology Departments

Some professors in these departments work specifically with animals or on animal behavior-related research. Check the individual department listings and contact the professors to check if there is space available in their lab.

Woods Hole (MA) – Marine Biology

REU (research experience for undergraduates) in Woods Hole, MA – Marine Science Research. Interns work on a semi-independent project with an appropriate host scientist. Interns work closely with a host scientist to design a feasible project, carry out the work, and prepare results for talks and manuscripts. The host scientists have a remarkable range of diverse interests, from molecular to watershed scales, from biology to chemistry and geology, and from bacteria to fish (see the website for listings). The research community in Woods Hole is involved in many-faceted work on organisms and ecosystems at the edge of the sea. There are many themes, from molecular aspects of microbial genetics, to behavior of animals in fluids in motion, to whole ecosystem responses to anthropogenic disturbances. Interns participate in weekly meetings to discuss selected topics, learn about doing research, present talks, write papers, and learn about professional life. Interns are expected to present results at the Annual Meetings of the Marine Biological Laboratory, and prepare a manuscript for submission for publication.

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